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Miyoko Mimi (Watabe) Allen

February 20, 1944 - May 21, 2021 (77 years old)

Lancaster, California

Funeral arrangement under the care of
Joshua Mortuary & Joshua Memorial Park

Miyoko Mimi (Watabe) Allen

February 20, 1944 - May 21, 2021 (77 years old)

Lancaster, California

Miyoko Mimi (Watabe) Allen Obituary

ALLEN, Miyoko Mimi (known with loving affection also as "Baaba), went to be with The LORD on May 21, 2021, at the age of 77 years. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband Baxter Lamar Allen, and sons David Wayne Allen and Richard Lamar Allen. A gentle soul of extraordinary kindness and grace, she will be greatly missed, but forever remembered by: Her husband Baxter of 56 years, Her sons David (wife Diane) and Richard (wife Cindy), her 10 grandchildren Dean, Dylan, Darla, Daniel, and Beth Anne Allen, as well as Ryan (wife Kali), Zachary (wife Tara), Matthew (wife Rylin), Michael (wife Jenny) Willis, and Kayleigh (husband Gabe) Valencia, and her 13 great grandchildren: Titus, Ezra, Jonathan, Hope, Kara, Tara, Liam, Ja'el, Artemis, Audrey, Emmerson, Adleigh, and Hazel. Mimi was predeceased by her older sisters Hisao, Mitsuko, and Yoshiko Watabe, and her older brother Tsuneo Watabe. She is survived by her older brother Tsuneyuki Watabe. Born in Musashi Koganei, near Tokyo, Japan, and lived there until she was 21. She then married her husband, Chief Master Sargent (Retired) in 1965 and has traveled the world since. Mimi was an incredible woman who touched many people with her warm generosity, encouragement, faith, and most of all: hearty laughter. Saved in the summer of 1977 at Shiloh Baptist Church (in Southern Illinois), she was extremely devoted to and supportive of her family, friends, and fellow church members. She was a gifted athlete: an accomplished gymnast in high school, and later excelled at bowling, softball, and any other sport her children needed her to practice with them. Mimi will forever remain our inspiration in her passion for Christ while overcoming difficulties and adversity in this life. Her greatest loves and devotions in her life: her faith in Jesus Christ, her family, and her numerous cats and dogs. She was very proud of graduating from Cosmetology School and obtaining her Cosmetology License. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff on the 4th floor of Antelope Valley Hospital for their tender and conscientious care of Mimi. You are truly a special team of caregivers. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzeheimer's Research Foundation, 110E 42nd Street, NY, NY 10017 (url = www. alzinfo.org. To view a description of her life or send condolences: http://www.dignitymemorial.com. The Memorial Service for Mimi was conducted by Pastor Houck, Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster, CA. Pallbearers were Ryan Willis, Zachary Willis, Matthew Willis, Michael Willis, Gabe
Valencia, Daniel Allen, Dean Allen, and David Allen

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Joshua Mortuary & Joshua Memorial Park



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July 17, 2021

David Allen lit a candle

“You were always so selfless and giving. Love you Mom, for your unconditional love and for the life lessons you taught me.”

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July 6, 2021

Baxter Lamar Allen lit a candle

“In loving memory of Miyoko Mimi (Watabe) Allen, I love you Michan, you will always live in my heart. I will meet you soon in that City not made by hands. Love, your husband Al-Chan.”

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